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Federal (USV)


Casper Korn Adams

(1843 - 1909)

Home State: New Jersey

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 57th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 18 years, he enlisted at New York City to serve three years and mustered in as Private, Company H, 57th New York Infantry on 17 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the finger in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was discharged 28 October 1861 to enlist in the Regular Army. He enlisted on that date in Berlin, MD in Company H, First US Cavalry. He was discharged at the expiration of his term of service on 18 September 1864.

After the War

He was a member of the Burlington, NJ, City Council in 1895-96.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1 with service from the State Roster2, which has him as Caspar Adams, and US Army enlistment Records.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


05/17/1843 in NJ


11/06/1909; Burlington County, NJ; burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery and Mausoleum, Burlington, NJ


1   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 111  [AotW citation 16088]

2   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1900, Serial No. 26, pg. 1  [AotW citation 16569]

3   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 147, page image 267  [AotW citation 16570]